Video Interview with U.S. Department of State Intern Alexa Loustalet

Alexa Loustalet spent the spring 2011 semester in Rome, Italy working for the U.S. Department of State. As an intern working internationally, Loustalet furthered her love for Italian culture and found a new direction for her life and career. International Studies had the opportunity to interview Loustalet where she describes the steps it takes to get the internship, the daily responsibilities she had at the embassy, and the impact it had on her future.

Applications are currently being accepted for internships through the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the 2012 Spring Student Internship Program and apply by Friday, July 1, 2011.

“What started out as a way to be in Italy, became an opportunity to see a life I want.” — Alexa Loustalet

Video by Thomas Schneider, Division of International Studies

For more information about how to get involved with international internships at UW-Madison, visit the International Internship Programs (IIP) office and search for opportunities.

IIP is a hub for developing global talent. The program plays a growing role in campus internationalization, and  preparing the next generation of globally competent citizens. The office serves the needs of undergraduate students and the wider university community through its collaborative efforts to establish and maintain value-added relationships with key internal partners, international organizations, and alumni.